75 vehicles drive Chesterville Lions’ annual Car Rally

From left (foreground) the Chesterville Lions' Debra Kelly, Cindy Billings, Natasha Hodge and Anne McLean. On the right side of the table are returning rallygoers Tony Derks (foreground) and son James Derks. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — Seventy-five vehicles — up substantially from last year’s 48 — hit the road in the Chesterville Lions Club’s annual Car Rally on Saturday.

Participants answered a sheet of questions as they made a four-hour trip that took them from Chesterville to Iroquois, Morrisburg and back again to the local Legion branch — where they perused the silent auction full of donated items and bought tickets on the Lions’ summer draw for a new barbecue unit. The rallygoers also made four poker stops along the 152 km journey.

“It’s the fourth time I’ve done it,” said a satisfied Tony Derks upon his return to Chesterville with his son, James, who rode shotgun.

The event was expected to raise about $2,000 for the Chesterville Lions Club.

Many of the participants also opted to have dinner at Legion Branch 434, where members prepared one of their first famous barbecue dinners of the 2018 season.


Some of the silent auction items displayed at the Chesterville Legion. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


Tickets were also being sold on this barbecue. The local Lions Club will draw the winner at the Chesterville Fair this August. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News



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